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Tips On Going Green For Life

Oct 22, 2007
Here are some simple tips on going green for life so you can get you started on the right path. One person can make a difference when it comes to environmental issues.

* Use only environmentally friendly cleaning products and personal products. Change your shampoo, soap, floor cleaner kitchen and bathroom cleaner, laundry soap, makeup and cologne. I'm sure you get the point.(this also has health benefits)

Reuse whatever you can:

* plastic bags.
* gift bags or wrapping paper, or wrap in the comics from the newspaper.
* use newspaper when washing your windows.
* Buying things at garage sales and secondhand shops when possible.

* Think about something before throwing in the trash. Maybe it can have a new home or a new use. Maybe that empty egg carton could be used in the next parcel you ship to a loved one as packing. It's light enough.

Reduce your fuel consumption by:

* don't let your car sit and idle.
* keep your tires at the right pressure.
* keep your air filter clean.
* Taking a few more walks.
* car pooling. (this is more fun)
* pre planing trips and making lists(This one can be a real time saver to) .

Reduce your power consumption by:

* turning everything off when not in use.

* unplugging what can't be turned off (this is actually better because many thing draw power just by being plugged in.

* turn the furnace down at night or when no one is home and start warring a sweater so you can turn the thermostat down a degree or two when you are home.

* change your light bulbs to the new energy efficient kind.

Reduce your water consumption by:

* taking showers instead of baths new shower heads that are efficient
* shut the water off when brushing your teeth
* only do full loads of laundry
* water your lawn in the early morning or late evening
* purchase a low flow toilet
* fix all leaky faucets

Recycle whatever possible:

* most paper product and cardboard

* cans and bottles(be careful not to recycle items that contained chemicals example, bleach bottles)

* oil from cars and tires

* if you get junk mail and don't read it go to the post office and have them stop in in your mail. One less printed only to be garbage.

Did you know...

If one ton of paper is recycled, the following is saved: green house emissions, 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; enough power to run an average house for six months.

I have read that it takes 21 days to create a habit. So for 21 days you have to make a conscious effort to do the things above. It will be work to switch over and be on the right path, and it will become so routine you will have forgotten your old ways.

If you implement some of these tips for going green you will be well on your way to going green for life and if you do them all you've gone green.
About the Author
Faye Brown believes that consumers are unaware of the health risks that that come from personal and household cleaning products, as well as what it dose to the environment. 4 Life Go Green .
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